Sometimes I feel like Jimmy Stewart in “Rear Window”. I don’t have a broken leg, just an annoying back and hip. And I haven’t witnessed a murder….yet. Anything is possible.
More to the point is the fact that I sit in my comfy chair in my office where I have a window, which on many days is my only outside view of the world. While I work from home or watch TV I can see the kids go by on their bikes, golf carts, dirt bikes etc. I see the dog walkers and the joggers, especially on the weekends when the neighborhood fills to the brim. I see my family, walking to the boat to go for an enjoyable ride around the lakes. I see LIFE, passing me by.
Sometimes I make up stories as the what the people are doing or where they are going.
The lazy unemployed son who lives across the street? Drug dealer. Sells anything you want. Weed, edibles, vapes, pills. Also arms dealer. Has a display of guns in his living room. Will sell to anyone, including his own son. Except, well, the son is in jail now. Drug and weapons charges.
The elderly couple who lives across the street. Spends most of their days in their garden, which has a tall fence around around it. They say it’s to keep out the varmints. They NEVER invite anyone over. I think they are growing the weed for the other neighbor.
The widower across the way. I was friends with his wife. When I walked my dogs late at night, she would be out by the garage, sneaking a smoke. She is dead now. I saw her one day, and she was gone the next. Never see the widower anymore, seems like he is hiding out in his house.
The Italian conclave that lives on the channel, takes up the whole one side of the turnaround street. 4 houses in a row. I watch the cars start arriving on Thursday nights, and leaving on Sunday nights. You don’t go down that street on the weekends. It seems to have been taken over by the “younger” generation. I haven’t seen the older folks in a couple of years. They might be sleeping with the fishes.
The entertainment center of the neighborhood is on the corner, where the two streets split. Many activities center on that property. Dogs run, kids play and screech, adults drink beer, basketball is played, swimming is done by all on a hot summer day, all led by the neighborhood Pied Piper. When evening falls, all signs of life disappear, tucked away in houses and garages, waiting to come back again, under the magical spell of the Pied Piper. (Who resembles my brother but I’ll never tell!)
Then there are the mystery people, who visit my house when it rains. I think the rain makes them grow. They sneak in and out while I am sleeping, leaving only wet footprints behind. I think I might know them, but I’m not sure. Every now and then when I think I am dreaming, I hear a little girl’s voice, that sounds just like my niece. I need to set up some cameras.
Hopefully my window on the world will expand soon. I am feeling much better, and hope to be getting out and about a lot more! I have a GREAT massage therapist and physical therapist, so I will be rocking!
P.S. I almost wish I had a murder mystery to solve, I am great detective! Jimmy Stewart goes a little overboard at times tho, lol. Great film. Everyone should see it.